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    Quote Originally Posted by velociraptor13 View Post
    not recommended,stick to one grade,either 10w30 0r go for 15w40.And why are u using 1200ml engine oil,1litre is what is recommended,1200ml after complete engine dismantling.Excess oil can cause excess oil pressure hereby leading to gasket leakage.
    but 10w30 may be too risky for honda unicorn hence trying to average between w40 and w30 .
    yeap I top-up only after measuring the level exactly the procedure mentioned in the manual .May be the Zic 4T is burning too much or may be my ripping riding style deserves it or may there is some other mechanical issue ?no idea. ne1 ne other suggestion please ?The bike has done 24000 kms and is in excellent peak power-form since I have joined xbhp .Also after draining engine oil overnight the bike definitely takes a litlle more then 1 ltr to reach the upper level mark on dip-stick.(according to the manual procedure)
    The Automotive batteries are designed to work best in a typical short start-stop fashion.
    So to increase the life of your automobile battery, blow the horn and flash the pass light in a quick start stop fashion instead of a conitnuous long horn blow or flash light continuous on!!
    And obviously don't stretch the self start far too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by honda_vings View Post
    but 10w30 may be too risky for honda unicorn hence trying to average between w40 and w30 .
    yeap I top-up only after measuring the level exactly the procedure mentioned in the manual .May be the Zic 4T is burning too much or may be my ripping riding style deserves it or may there is some other mechanical issue ?no idea. ne1 ne other suggestion please ?The bike has done 24000 kms and is in excellent peak power-form since I have joined xbhp .Also after draining engine oil overnight the bike definitely takes a litlle more then 1 ltr to reach the upper level mark on dip-stick.(according to the manual procedure)
    Do you ever mix tea and coffee and have it,same goes to engine oils,10w40 or 15w40 should do the job,even for extreme lower temperatures.The very purpose of a multigrade oil is to serve during extreme weather conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velociraptor13 View Post
    Do you ever mix tea and coffee and have it,same goes to engine oils,10w40 or 15w40 should do the job,even for extreme lower temperatures.The very purpose of a multigrade oil is to serve during extreme weather conditions.
    With no offence !the e.g of tea coffee is not appropriate .They belong to different breeds ,whereas 10w30 and 20w40 has everything same except the number of viscosity modifiers .neways I mixed the above two with 500ml and 600ml(approx) respectively and has done 100 kms ride since then ,and i must say the bike never felt so responsive .The bike character as a whole has changed ,and once you ride with this combination ,you will never go for straight 20w40 .ne freaks who are gonna try this plz share ur results as its really a miracle .However ,the combi needs to be tested for atleast 1500 kms for full-fledged results .Will keep u guys up-to-date
    The Automotive batteries are designed to work best in a typical short start-stop fashion.
    So to increase the life of your automobile battery, blow the horn and flash the pass light in a quick start stop fashion instead of a conitnuous long horn blow or flash light continuous on!!
    And obviously don't stretch the self start far too long.

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    dere r some disadvantages of not going to ASS people
    If i wud not have gone their today ,i wud not know that even HONDA has started putting 10w30 oil for winters in all its product range .I just saw a grey bottle of Honda Genuine oil and grabbed it to read if only the color is different or is it semi-synthetic kind-off .But then was shocked when read that its a 10w30 oil .I enquired the supervisor there .He said that due to increased cold start problems ,honda has started a new engine oil .Although I never had cold start problems during extreme winters while using 20w40 .And now I feel If I could have poured 10w30 for this winter .I don't know why every guy on xbhp says just stick to Xw40 for unicorn throughout the year ?
    The Automotive batteries are designed to work best in a typical short start-stop fashion.
    So to increase the life of your automobile battery, blow the horn and flash the pass light in a quick start stop fashion instead of a conitnuous long horn blow or flash light continuous on!!
    And obviously don't stretch the self start far too long.

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    No worries, dude do all the mixing you wanna do. Just remember me when you want to replace all of it. I'll give you a good deal in scrap market.


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    Hi guys need help.
    I was using Honda 10w30 FSynthetic oil on my almost 2year old Unicorn from the day it has passed 12k on the odo, and now odo reads 34k. While using FS oil I used to ride hard and change it every 3K kms. But hereafter my dad will be using it in slow speeds, so need to know whether there will be any issues if I am changing the oil back to the normal unicorn oil.
    Please advice soon as the service date is approaching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soumen.sam View Post
    What is the new Honda Unicornís, Honda Stunner and Honda Shine's recommended engine oil grade? Honda recommending 20w40 for Unicorn but in new models are they still recommending the same oil grade?
    If your bike has clocked more than 10k kms in odo.then its OK to use motul 7100 10W40. Or else stick with manufacturer recommended oil grade or use other mineral or semi synthetic oils with 10W40 or 20W40. The number before "W" is not having so much significance.

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    My personal observation :

    Stick to the normal grade and for honda engines use shell advance oil. The throttle response will be great and so will be the engine smoothness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-hawk View Post
    The number before "W" is not having so much significance.

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    The number before the 'W' is the 'cold/lowest' viscosity rating of the oil, Hence it has a lot of significance, especially based on the type of climate the bike runs in. The lower the number, the easier the engine will turn over when starting in cold climates. If it had no much significance manufacturers/users would start using single rated engine oils.

    @vRide, shifting to mineral oil(oil used at svc) will not effect the engine in a negative way. The only issue shall be shorter oil change interval as mineral oil oxidises faster. I would rather suggest you stick to semi-synthetic oil within the recommended grade, tht way your oil change intervals shall not be too short nor shall it be an overkill price wise

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    Quote Originally Posted by snehithpereira View Post
    @vRide, shifting to mineral oil(oil used at svc) will not effect the engine in a negative way. The only issue shall be shorter oil change interval as mineral oil oxidises faster.
    @snehitpereira: Thanks for you suggestion buddy.
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